Over at HoAmPresst Publishing you’ll be able to download a FREE sample of work in progress Jock Tamson’s Bairns from the beginning of June. This is to mark Learning Disability week (although it turns out that this year there are two weeks – one in Scotland – the usual June dates (17-24th) and the other in England/Wales in August. Why Mencap have to organise a separate date is a bit of mystery but let’s be positive and say it gives two cracks at the whip.
But anyway, for now, get your free download of Jock Tamson’s Bairns (sample) by clicking HERE and spread the word well in advance of the first Learning Disability Week of the year. The FREE ebook contains a sample chapter from last year’s novel A Week With No Labels. Described by author Julia Jones as ‘possibly the most significant book I’ve read on my Kindle this year’ it’s funny, moving and may even change the way you think about labels!
You can buy A Week with No Labels as ebook (£2.99) or paperback (£6.29) on Amazon for Kindle or Kobo for epub. Just go to the publications page for links.
To celebrate Fair Trade Fortnight 2013, Guerrilla Midgie Publishing are hosting an online flash fiction festival featuring the TOP TEN Fair trade products and more besides.
We aim to get you thinking, reading and writing about fair trade for the duration of FairTrade Fortnight (and beyond)
Each day there will be something to watch and something to read on this site which will hopefully act as an inspiration for you to produce your own FLASH FICTION and post it right here. To find out what FLASH FICTION IS click here
The story of Fairtrade is the story of people. Real people with lives very different to ours. But people with the same hopes, dreams and aspirations. During the fortnight if you watch the films and read the reports you’ll be transported from winter in the UK to countries all over the world. Bring a bit of sunshine into your life each day. And bring some sunshine for workers around the world. Make Fairtrade the inspiration for your flash fiction. And let us see what you can do!
You may want to contribute every day or you may want to write about a particular product or issue. It’s totally up to you. We’ll give you some links for research and inspiration – the rest is up to you.
Of course you should be buying Fairtrade – but how about writing Fairtrade too.
If you want to get in early, you could download our publication FAIRTRADE FICTION (Volume 1) from Amazon for Kindle or Kobo for epub platforms and see how stories can be used to advocate for Fairtrade.
Or if you want to get practical and put on a short play… flexible scripts are available for performance from Amazon UK